*** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ***
It was an honor to be nominated. Four score and 365 minutes ago, give or take 79 years, I started this blog. February 25, 2011, to be exact, making it my 1-year blogiversary. I began this blog for a few reasons… 1.) To keep me accountable… 2.) free therapy without a couch… and c.) to maybe one day help others who may be in my same shoes… give someone somewhere some hope which I so desparately needed for many years of my life. Feeling hopeless is pretty much the lowest of the low… without hope what is there to live for? Even if I stay 2 hundred and some odd pounds for the rest of my lifetime, I have hope that I’ll eventually see the ones… and that truly makes all the difference.
HOPE = Hard Work, Optimism, Prayer, and Excitement for the future
Suck it, Webster’s! So, today I’m honoring you readers. I have to admit. I’ve never been a big blog reader… not because I don’t think it’s a worthwhile thing to do but because I have the attention span of a gnat, so those of you faithful readers who come back despite how many times I use the word totes or dagnabbed or calorizing or any number of the lame made up words I incorporate into the English language are truly my angels. It’s because of you that I’ve kept it up this long… for serious. I can’t begin to count how many times I’ve commented to Madre that I think I’ll quit blogging. It takes up a lot of time to think of topics, to type out my blathering thoughts, to take pictures and upload them and edit them… so, there have been many times when I’ve wanted to quit… but then I get to thinking about my faithful readers and so I push that thought near the back of my noggin where the cobwebs reside. I know the majority would not know the difference if I up and quit one day… but I also know there may be that one person in the audience who needs that daily hope… so here I still type 245 posts and 1 year later.
To you who take that extra few minutes to comment… you make my day… truly you do. I hoard the comments to read at night right before I type the next day’s post… and I always find myself laughing and nodding in agreement and high fiving and
picking my nostrils and just wanting to hang out with each and every one of you. So, thank you to my commenters… the top 6 of which are Louisa, Avster, Alena, Natalie, Jen-Jen, and Colleen who have commented the most over the last year. Thank you to all of you and to anyone else who has read or left a comment over the past year.
So, to celebrate the first day of the CAL Blogscars (yes, I purposely named my blog so that the abbreviation would spell CAL for calorizing! 😛 ), we’re starting it out with a giveaway. Whoop whoop… what will the winner of said giveaway win? A virtual high five from the Whitmeister AND… and here’s the most important part… the following:
The Ultimate Total-Body Kit from Jillian Michaels! Firstly, Jillian will not be coming into your home in this box. It’s VERY deceptive that way. She is not 3D. This unopened and brand new box includes: Speed Jump Rope, 1 Level 1 Resistance Ring, 2 Level 1 Resistance Tubes, 2 Level 2 Resistance Tubes, Medium Resistance Stretch Band, 2 Removable Handles, Door Strap Attachment, Mesh Carry Bag, Instructional DVD Featuring Jillian Michales, and an Exercise Chart. This kit is totes supposed to help you burn fat and shed weight, tone long and lean muscles, and increase cardio endurance. HALLELUJAH FRED!! What is not included in this box… cookies… and a stomach like Jillians. Sorry…
But Whitney… how do I win? There are 2 ways to win this giveaway… the first being to leave a comment on this post saying why you think you should win and the second would be to share my blog with your FB page and then leave a comment on my FB page (link to the right) saying that you shared it. Easy peasy, right? I will pick the winner by random draw on Friday… Friday, MARCH 2nd. So, until then… thank you all again for rocking your bad selves and being my inspiration to keep trucking it.
Hugs and chocolate Brownies…